Suppression of hepatitis B virus core promoter by the nuclear orphan receptor TR4

Wen Jye Lin, Jie Li, Yi Fen Lee, Shauh Der Yeh, Saleh Altuwaijri, Jing Hsiung Ou, Chawnshang Chang

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章同行評審

27 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


The TR4 orphan receptor is a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily that modulates gene expression via binding to the AGGTCA direct repeat hormone response element. Here we report a functional study of TR4 interaction with the core promoter of the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The electrophoretic mobility shift assay shows that TR4 can bind to the direct repeat 1 sequence element (AGGTTAAAGGTCT, nucleotide coordinates 1757-1769, TR4RE-HBV) on the HBV core promoter. TR4 also can enhance the activity of a synthetic luciferase reporter linked with four copies of TR4RE-HBV in either liver HepG2 or non-liver H1299 cells in a dose-dependent manner. Surprisingly, TR4 represses the activity of a luciferase reporter containing the entire HBV genome sequences. Moreover, mutation of this TR4RE-HBV site in the HBV core promoter diminishes the TR4 suppression effect. This TR4-induced suppression of HBV core promoter activity is further confirmed by primer extension analysis of the HBV core RNAs, showing that TR4 represses both pre-core and core mRNAs. Further dissection of this repressive mechanism indicates that TR4 may suppress the HBV core promoter activity via repressing HNF4α-mediated transactivation by protein-protein interactions without inhibition of HNF4α DNA binding. Furthermore, our results indicate that the N- and C-terminal regions of TR4 protein are required for TR4-HNF4α interaction. It is possible that TR4-HNF4α interaction may block the HNF4α function that results in the suppression of HBV gene expression. Together, these results demonstrate that TR4 can serve as a negative modulator in the transcriptional regulation of HBV core gene expression.
頁(從 - 到)9353-9360
期刊Journal of Biological Chemistry
出版狀態已發佈 - 3月 14 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生物化學
  • 分子生物學
  • 細胞生物學


深入研究「Suppression of hepatitis B virus core promoter by the nuclear orphan receptor TR4」主題。共同形成了獨特的指紋。